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Old 03-08-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Always loved that color, good choice. Great car and the last Australian import...ever?
My favorite, as well. Looks great in person.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Chevy stylists had nothing to do with it. Holden did the styling in Australia.
Is the SS and Holden styling the same? With the G8 it was a little bit different (better IMO). The Holden was better looking. The differences were subtle, but visible if you compared side by side.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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What a boring looking car. Even if it's fast the styling is blah.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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I would buy one
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: SC
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Why would you expect the MPG to be similar? I'm also certain mpg isn't the reason these didn't move either
I wouldn't, but I also wouldn't expect it to be that far off. They are probably the same HP, close in weight, and a good designer can get a pretty low CD out of a sedan, 22% lower just seems a big falloff. But either way, I would not go for a sedan that got that bad a highway mileage rating.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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I would buy one
I wouldn't. It's just not that exciting a car for the 42-45k that it costs . And remember resale/trade in value is going to take a hit for a long time with that 20% off rebate. As long as you don't care about resale and need a quick bland looking sedan that fits the bill. Too bad there are other better looking options. I can name off a few cars I would own before I would buy a SS. Another biggie is that the car won't be made anymore so the value drops even further for a while.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Yeah, it's just really tough to swallow sub-Suburban fuel economy. I mean, no one buys something like a SS for great fuel economy but sub-Suburban fuel economy? Really the only people who are going to buy an SS are going to daily drive it or they'd just buy a Camaro for the weekends. Better engine, better chassis, doesn't look like a rental car. Maybe on something like a Mustang GT350 which isn't going to do a lot of boring going to work, picking the kids up from school, running to the grocery store type duty it's easier to swallow.

Meanwhile you can get a 340i/xi which gets around 30 mpg, looks better, has the all important badge. It even sounds pretty good albeit it has to cheat and use the speakers. Mileage aside, I'd rather have the SS. I couldn't hack 14/22 though.
My 2006 BMW 550 got 13/24 and rewarded me with atrocious reliability. I would defiantly buy this car in the $30sK range but as others pointed out - who wants one (complete with zero prestige value) in the $40K range.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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The gas mileage kills this car in my opinion. I still like the car.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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The gas mileage kills this car in my opinion. I still like the car.
I'm shocked at how many people mention this in this thread. Most people spending that much on a car don't care that much about fuel economy, especially when they are buying based on performance. This car is intended for enthusiasts after all.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Wouldn't be my everyday car
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